Flying Squirrel Community Space

Event: Documentary screening: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

chris snyder
  • Sat 2/15/2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm

(this group functions on the land of the Onöndowa'ga:' (Seneca) people of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy)
In Kahwanake Mohawks have blockaded a section of Canadian Pacific Railway that crosses through their community since Saturday. They say they will not leave until RCMP leave Wet'suwet'en territory. They have issued calls for support and supplies. We are showing Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance to raise awareness and funds to purchase supplies for the blockade or for legal defense, depending on how the situation evolves before Sunday.

“This Canadian documentary portrays the 1990 showdown between the Mohawk Nation and the predominantly white Quebec town of Oka, which is intent on developing land deemed sacred by the native people. When members of the Mohawk tribe protest plans to expand a golf course into their territory, they form a barricade, leading to an armed standoff with provincial police that becomes increasingly tense, with the possibility of violence looming over the heads of everyone involved.”

The Flying Squirrel is accessible to folks who use wheelchairs via a ramp from the parking lot. The film will have English subtitles. Please message use with all other accessibility questions and needs— we are happy to accommodate in whatever ways we can!